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In the spirit of the Society for Education and Training’s professional standard on collaboration this website was set up to share ideas with other teachers and educators in the design technology and engineering subject field.

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Resources – Literacy Frames



Literacy is a massive part of every classroom across every subject in the curriculum. I managed to pick up these little coloured frames from Ikea last year, and decided to usefill them with different resources for pupils to use when they are annotating pieces of design work.

These are probably the most used resource in my classroom across every single year group! They are bright, colourful and easy for students to access.You can fill both sides of the frames andleave them on desks or around the classroom for students to grab when they need them!

I have designed 4 different resources:Adjectives, Colour Meanings, Manufacturing Equipment & Keywords. Print these on paper, cut them out and insert them into your frames back to back! (Download below)

Unfortunately, Ikea have stopped manufacturing the coloured ones that I have, however, the white Torsby frame below will do the job just as well.


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It’s another of those ideas in education that drives people into their camps…


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It’s another of those ideas in education that drives people into their camps.

For some, compliance or systems that generate compliant children are an outrage; children suppressed, their natural creativity crushed, their rights and freedoms denied, victims of authoritarian power structures that have no place in the modern world.

For others, compliance is a necessary pre-requisite for creating a disciplined working environment in which children can learn and anyone who questions that is a woolly prog, culpable for a decline in educational standards and the erosion of our nation’s moral fibre and backbone.

Over the last few years and months I have engaged with situations in schools – sometimes in the same school –  where these two contrasting compliance phenomena appeared:

Too much compliance:  students in teaching situations where it felt a bit ‘lights out nobody home’.  This can be either…

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DT & Engineering Blog: Parrot Bebop Drone


Take aerial video and pictures like a pro!
Parrot Bebop Drone, the ultra-light drone with a full HD camera digitally stabilized on its 3-axis!

With Bebop Drone, Parrot demonstrates its technological expertise and confirms its commitment to the civil drone market. The Bebop Drone is a super-high-tech leisure quadricopter with features of a professional one!
Equipped with a 14 mega pixels fish-eye camera, the Parrot Bebop Drone takes video and pictures of the world in a 180° field with remarkable image quality. Endowed with a fully digital technology of image stabilization, the Bebop Drone captures video despite the movements inherent in aerial footage.
The combination of numerous sensors gives it impressive stability and great maneuverability when piloting with a smartphone or a tablet.
The use of the latest Wi-Fi 802.11ac MIMO and of four ceramic antennas 2.4GHz and 5GHz ensures an unequalled reach.
For extreme sensations, the Parrot Bebop Drone can be piloted with an optional controller compatible with FPV glasses.
Parrot extends its range of leisure drones with the Bebop Drone that takes professional-quality images.

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